Week Eleven, Term Two 2024

From the Principal

As we come to the end of an extra-long Term Two, I am excited to share with you the news, events, and updates from the past fortnight here at Lumen Christi College.

This week we celebrated NAIDOC week, a time when we come together to celebrate the rich history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our commitment to reconciliation and understanding begins within the walls of this College. I pray that our students have been enriched by the stories and experiences shared during NAIDOC Week, recognising the diversity and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Together, we can keep the fire burning - bright, bold, and proud.

Last week we held our Interhouse Athletics Carnival. With events such as 100m, 800m, relays, long jump, javelin, shot put and more, students had the opportunity to showcase their athletic skills and compete against their peers, while also earning points for their House. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the carnival and a special mention to Tangney House who came away the 2024 Interhouse Athletics Carnival champions. Having also won the Interhouse Swimming and Cross Country Carnivals earlier in the year, that is 3/3 for Tangney House!

Our Year 8 & 9 Social took place at the end of Week 10. The Social is held annually to help build friendships, promote social interaction, and develop student and staff relationships. Throughout the afternoon, students participated in social activities such as indoor soccer, basketball and handball tournaments, a silent disco, e-sports games, a photobooth and team games. It was great to see students enjoying this special event together.

On Wednesday night, we held our annual Music Concert. Students from Year 7 to 12 performed a variety of musical items, demonstrating their musical talents. It was wonderful to see all of the students’ practice and dedication pay off as they performed in front of hundreds of family and friends. Well done to everyone who was involved.

The Semester One reports were released earlier this week and can be accessed via SEQTA. The reports include the level of achievement indicated by a grade; Learning Behaviours for each subject that illustrate how your child has engaged with their learning and with others; and a grade distribution which provides information on how your child performed in relation to their cohort. Parents of Years 8, 9 and 10 students should be mindful that streamed classes will only show the distribution of your child’s stream; Advanced, General or Foundation. If you have misplaced your SEQTA Engage login details, please contact our ICT Department at ict@lumen.wa.edu.au.

Finally, I would like to wish everyone a safe, happy, and restful term break. We look forward to welcoming all students back for Term Three on Monday, 15 July.

Thank you for reading this Bulletin. Please read further to hear more about the exciting events happening at Lumen.

God bless.

Peter Sackett
Acting College Principal


“Keep The Fire Burning, Blak, Loud & Proud”

This week Lumen Christi College celebrated NAIDOC Week, starting with a whole school assembly on Monday. We began with a beautiful Welcome to Country, from Boordiya, Vivienne Hansen. Indigenous students who have been learning traditional dance in the Cultural Program, performed in front of students, teachers and guardians led by special guest, Isaiah Walley-Stack. The Student Leadership Team then reflected on this year’s NAIDOC Theme, highlighting the artwork of this year’s poster winner Deb Belyea, and announcing activities for the week. The assembly was followed by a delicious morning tea for guests, catered by Goolamwiin.

Throughout the week, we held NAIDOC stalls for students, including wellbeing activities, crafts and fundraising for Children’s Ground Charity.

We would like to thank Vivienne Hansen, Isaiah Walley-Stack, Mandy from Goolamwiin, as well as the parents and guardians who were a valuable part of our NAIDOC celebrations.

Kirsten Cox
Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Interhouse Athletics Carnival

The 2024 Interhouse Athletics Carnival was a huge success. Blessed with fabulous weather and enthusiastic students, it was a day full of competition and enjoyment.

A revised format saw Year 7-10 students competing in some events during their Term Two Physical Education classes, and a Senior (Year 11 & 12) Twilight Carnival on the Monday before the main event. Heading into Wednesday, Yagan House had the lead by about 160 points from Salvado, but things were about to change!

With the whole school in attendance, students competed on the track and in field events to produce the final House results:

1st Tangney – 7176 points
2nd Yagan - 6757 points
3rd MacKillop – 6312 points
4th Campbell – 5759 points
5th – Salvado – 5746 points

Congratulations to everyone who competed. These results will be used towards selection of the ACC Athletics Team in Term Three. More information will be provided soon.

Craig Preshaw
Sport Coordinator

Year 10 Textiles Incursion

On Friday, 21 June the Year 10 Textiles class had an incursion with Karen Elizabeth Young. Karen is a former teacher turned designer. During the incursion, students learned a little bit about Karen and her journey as a designer. They learned how to follow trends, were able to look at different creations Karen has made and learned how to create a quick sketch to start their designs.

Lisa Wright
Home Economics Teacher

Year 11 30 Minute Meals

The Year 11 Food Science and Technology classes recently completed their first individually ordered practical. Students had been learning about food styling and food advertising and were required to prepare a meal that could be made in 30 minutes. The recipes produced were a visual and gastronomic event with a feast of the senses prepared.

Allison Gleadhill
Teacher – Home Economics

RACI Titration Competition

On Tuesday, 18 June six students from the Year 12 ATAR Chemistry class participated in the RACI titration competition held at Curtin University. These students were Khaw Di Hatha, Julian Ranieri, Makayla Squillace, Disha Devaraj, Alessia Ricupero and Szeanna Somers.

Students were given a sample of a chemical of unknown mass, and through a series of complex titrations, they were tasked with determining the mass of the sample. Several students obtained very good results, being within 4% of the actual value. More importantly, students had a lot of fun working in a state-of-the-art chemical laboratory, receiving mentorship from the chemistry academic staff at Curtin University.

David Longman
Head of Science

Year 8 & 9 Social

On Friday, 21 June we held our annual Year 8 and 9 Social in the College Sports Centre to celebrate Semester One. The evening was packed with excitement as our students engaged in a variety of activities such as indoor soccer, basketball and handball tournaments, a silent disco, e-sports games, a photobooth and team games. It was great to see so many students in attendance and getting amongst the fun.

Congratulations to Charlize Gordon, Noelle Rosman and Farhan Saeedi who were our door prize winners.

A special thanks to all the dedicated staff who volunteered to be a part of the event.

Ana Frankovic and Joshua Ainsworth
Heads of Year 8 and 9

ACC ISP AFL Carnival

On Friday, 21 June 23 enthusiastic students travelled to Alderbury Reserve in Floreat for the annual Inclusive Sports AFL Carnival. The Lumen Inclusive Team had already mastered essential football skills through the Kickability Incursions run prior to the carnival. After a skills session and warm up, students played through five rotations against students from other ACC member colleges. The students showed great skills and sportsmanship, particularly Joel Hicks and Dalan Harri, who encouraged their team throughout the day.

Gina Broderick
Coordinator Education Support

Celebrating NAIDOC Week: Exploring Identity and Self-Esteem

As we celebrate NAIDOC Week, it's a perfect time to reflect on the importance of cultural identity and self-esteem. This year’s theme, "Loud and Proud," encourages us to delve deeper into our roots and recognize the strength we draw from our heritage.

Two renowned professors of psychology in the USA, Dr Marshall Duke and Dr Robyn Fivush, conducted a famous "Do You Know?" scale research in 2001, asking children questions about their family history. Their research showed that children who know more about their families are more resilient and better at handling challenges. These children and adolescents also have higher self-esteem, better academic and social skills, and fewer behaviour problems.

With school holidays approaching, why not take this opportunity to engage your children with these questions by sharing stories, having fun together, and strengthening your family's bond and identity?

For the questions, please download Here.

Yan Jin
College Counsellor

Lumen’s Greatest Shave

The 2024 College Captains along with the Student Leadership Team are organising the World’s Greatest Shave here at Lumen Christi College. On Wednesday, 24 July they will be shaving heads, cutting hair and spraying or decorating their hair and the hair of some brave teachers. They invite all students who are interested in participating to commit to having either their head shaved, hair cut or coloured to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Students with long hair are asked to consider cutting and donating their ponytail for a charitable wig.

We are also looking for any qualified hairdressers who could volunteer their time on the day to help with the shaving and cutting.

Everyone wishing to participate on the day can sign up here – Team dashboard | World's Greatest Shave | Leukaemia Foundation

College Captains

VET Out and About 

Recently I had the opportunity to visit some of our Year 12 Certificate IV in Education Support students in action on their work placements and the Year 11 Certificate III in Ed Support and Community Services students. Practicum students are doing a fabulous job, with some students being offered relief work, and lecturers are pleased with Year 11 student progress. Well done to all students!

  • Caidence Cleal – Willandra Primary School
  • Cody Nind – Forrestdale Primary School
  • Kaddy Gibbon – St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School
  • Olivia Webster – Forest Crescent Primary School
  • Hayley Herdman – Beckenham Primary School
  • Shayn Peerajee, Georgia Jones, Lucy Griffin, Olivia Pillar, Emerson Dagnall - Certificate III in Education Support
  • Terry Kimutai, Fatiha Enilari, Charlie Ruane, Hallemia Jansen and Tendi Chehore - Certificate III in Community Services

Rosa Nicholls
Head of VET and Transition


2023 Alumni, Bianca Patio is now an Officer Cadet at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and is currently studying a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) through the University of New South Wales Canberra (UNSW), in full time service. 

Congratulations on securing a position in a very competitive course. Well done, Bianca.

Upcoming Career Events

SAE Workshop
6 July 2024

SAE's upcoming School Holiday event in Perth, "Create for a Day," is specifically designed for VET Creative Industries students. This immersive experience will be held on Saturday, 6 July at SAE's Perth campus at 116 Roe St, Northbridge Perth. For a nominal fee of $25, students can participate in hands-on workshops across various topic areas, including:

Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Gaming, Music Production

This is a fantastic opportunity for your students to explore and engage in their chosen fields or potential career pathways.

Please see this flyer for more details and a link to register.

Experience UWA
10 July 2024

Are you in Year 11 or 12? Join us on campus on Wednesday 10 July from 9am – 12pm to experience UWA. Explore UWA’s diverse courses, vibrant campus life and range of entry pathways. Take a moment to deep dive into your area of interest with a campus tour, where you’ll visit the facilities and spaces you’ll be learning in, find out about how your experience at UWA can shape your future life and career, and chat with our friendly staff and students to get all your questions answered.

Plus, sign up to get a taste of living on campus! You’ll enjoy a free lunch, followed by a tour of our five colleges.

Find out more here.

Perth Skillswest Careers & Employment Expo 2024
25 to 27 July 2024

Western Australia’s largest Careers & Employment Event is open from 25 to 27 July at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Expo will host over 160 organisations and employers with career opportunities for all ages. Entry is free. The event is for school students, parents, teachers, graduates, job seekers, people looking for courses and workers.

Find out more here.

Peta Handley
Careers Coordinator


Friday, 28 June - Friday, 12 JulySchool Holidays
Monday, 15 JulyTerm Three Commences
Tuesday, 16 JulyYear 10 Careers Day
 Year 10 Parent Information Evening
Wednesday, 24 JulyWhole School Assembly
 Year 10 Boys AFL Carnival
 Parent Voice Meeting
Thursday, 25 JulyEVATT Competition
 Year 11 & 12 Drama Workshop

Year 7 2025 Sibling Enrolments

A reminder to all families with a child who they wish to enrol for Year 7, 2025 that enrolments are almost full. If you are yet to submit your enrolment application, please do so here.